Archive for August, 2009

another perspective

31 Aug

Let’s just hope that the developments reported on in the previous post don’t come to this:

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Steamboat Willie Lumpkin

31 Aug

Disney is going to buy Marvel Entertainment for around 4 billion dollars. That’s, uh, Wow. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this, really. On one hand, having the Marvel comics stable (several thousand characters) attached to one particular media conglomerate is probably good for business; no longer does Marvel Films (which was a […]

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pure streaming happy

30 Aug

Singing Kitties:

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how about no

30 Aug

This guy wants to be the Governor of my state? Not with stuff like this on his record. From the Washington Post: “At age 34, two years before his first election and two decades before he would run for governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell submitted a master’s thesis to the evangelical school he was […]

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Can you introduce me to my other three, please?

26 Aug

I read the Onion AV Club‘s interview with Patton Oswalt today, because I think the guy’s very funny, and I’m a great admirer of his work (as is my youngest daughter, though she probably doesn’t realize it). After talking about all his recent projects, he spends some time talking about all that social networking stuff […]

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I’m not saying it’s entirely right for the US…

25 Aug

…but from what I’m reading in this Salon piece by Stephen Amidon, there’s a lot that’s right about the quality and egalitarianism of care in the British NHS. In the piece, the author (an American) describes his experience with the NHS while he was living in London, describing in some detail his experiences with both […]

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International Inspiration

24 Aug

NPR listening can be really expensive. We’re just minding our own business, driving home from our weekend away, and catch today’s episode of Fresh Air, in which Terry Gross spends the hour talking to author and journalist T.R. Reid about his book The Healing of America. The book discusses Reid’s research and investigations into the […]

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article II, section 1

23 Aug

According to the The US Constitution, I’m now technically eligible to be elected President of the United States. Not that I want that job, mind you, but now it’s always going to be there as a fall-back position in case the current career doesn’t work out. Just sayin’… Happy Birthday to me.

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out of pocket

21 Aug

I’ll be away for a few days; trying to unplug at least a little bit. Sorry, my ones of readers, but you’ll just have to live with it.

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Never Refuse an Opportunity for Live Music

20 Aug

The title is one of my little rules for life, and one I try to follow if I can help it. There are always exceptions when timing doesn’t work out (U2, Springsteen, Yngwie), and I usually end up regretting them, even if there was nothing I could do about the situation. Even if the performer’s […]

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